Penniless and Well-to-do


Penniless adjective - Lacking money or material possessions.
Usage example: went from being a penniless girl to owner of her own restaurant

Well-to-do is an antonym for penniless.


Well-to-do adjective - Having goods, property, or money in abundance.
Usage example: a doctor who is now quite well-to-do as a result of his successful medical practice

Penniless is an antonym for well-to-do.

Both words in one sentence

  • Crapsaccharine World It is also gradually revealed that only the very well-to-do ever get to take advantage of such commodities anyway, a large majority of Galactic citizens being penniless hitchhikers.
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